“Yeah, we’ve done a lot of crap,” said John Fellin, a 40-year Oceanside resident, who is also the owner of Wayback Burgers in West Hempstead.
Following a peace demonstration on the steps of Hempstead Village Hall on Aug. 22, West Hempstead Rabbi Art Vernon spoke of the racially-charged events in Charlottesville and categorized them as a watershed moment in American history. “No one knew what the impact of Charlottesville was going to be,” said Vernon, who is co-chair of the Black-Jewish Coalition for Justice. “When a moment like that occurs, it's an opportunity to say we have to do something.”
West Hempstead’s history as a horse town added another page to its annals earlier this month when executive management of the New York Equestrian Center announced it was for sale.
An acre and a half of property at 764 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead was purchased by “Theodore Gaeta and wife” in 1948, according to county records, and their house had stood on it for nearly 70 years.
Three people were arrested for a West Hempstead robbery that took place in and outside of the Cherry Valley Deli on Aug. 21.
Knowing no one goes through life untouched by personal suffering, West Hempstead resident Harriet Cabelly was inspired to write her first book, Living Well Despite Adversity: Inspiration for Finding Renewed Meaning and Joy In Your Life. The book was self-published and is available on Amazon.com.
Two weeks ago, Chief Michael Vogt of the West Hempstead Fire Department had heard that his department was approved for a FEMA grant. “We knew we were approved for a grant, but we didn’t know how much or what it was for,” said Vogt. He soon found out, however, that the department would be receiving $228,572 to purchase much-needed self-contained breathing apparatus — known in the fire industry as SCBA. It is the largest grant ever received in the department’s history.
The Lakeview Fire Department held a wetdown on June 11 to welcome the newest addition to its fleet, a Rosenbauer Commander Engine, equipped with a 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper and a 750-gallon tank. The ceremony for the apparatus — Engine 414 — was attended by local clergy and elected officials, and followed by a barbecue and tours of the engine for all.
A West Hempstead attorney was charged with unlawfully selling unregistered securities in connection to fraudulently registering shell companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Justice Department said yesterday.
The New York State Parks Department hosted an environmental review hearing for a proposed $35 million project to rejuvenate Hempstead Lake State Park last week at Hempstead Town Hall, but residents and businesses expressed concerns.
Princess is estimated to be about two years old and is a perfect lady in every way, according to his foster mom. Behaved, loving, kind gentle, calm, friend, happy and athletic — there aren’t enough adjectives to describe this wonderful dog, currently being fostered in Oyster Bay.